People celebrate summer in a whole variety of ways. Some have a BBQ, others head straight to a roof terrace to drink in the sun or head on a picnic and break out the cucumber sandwiches. But how often do we actually give summer the welcome it deserves – by raising a glass of crisp, bubbly Champagne? If you’re anything like us, the answer is never. However, that’s all about to change thanks to Quaglino’s and their latest offering; a Moët & Chandon Champagne dinner. The evening starts off with a Champagne reception complete with a selection of canapes before guests […]
New? Enoteca Da Luca as a brand isn’t new, however the Old Street venue opened very recently, in April 2016. Where? 207C, Old Street, EC1V 9NR www.enotecadaluca.co.uk On the menu: Enoteca Da Luca is all about high quality, sophisticated Italian cuisine with a wide range of options on the menu including Italian staples such as selections of cured meals, veal and pork. The Look: The restaurant radiates sophistication and Italian class. An aged-looking wooden bar sits opposite the entrance, with black-and-white tiled flooring adding to the classic vintage look. Large, wall to wall windows add natural light to the space, […]
The most popular drink at the moment is arguably gin. It’s like we can’t get enough of the stuff – everyday we hear a new way for us to drink the juniper-based spirit, whether it’s a new cocktail, pop-up or the largest collection in London. And are we complaining? Not at all. We’re Londoners, whilst our relationship with gin might have been rocky in the past it’s always been strong, so with World Gin Day taking place this Saturday (11th June) we’ve rounded up 10 ways for you to celebrate:
In 2013, Ostuni opened in Queen’s Park. It was the first place in London to be dedicated entirely to the cuisine and wines of the Southern Italian region of Puglia and now, three years later, they are opening their second site in Highgate Village. The 95 cover restaurant will embrace the two things that Puglian cooking is all about – simplicity and flavour. They’ll be serving traditional pastas of the region such as orecchiette di grano arso with cime di rapa, salted anchovy, chilli and garlic and expect to find dishes such as beef braciole, meatball, carcioricotta, salt crusted bream, […]
Everyone likes the launch of a new bar, but what about the launch of a floating bar? That’s right a bar floating in a lake the middle of Clapham Common. Brought to you by Campo Viejo, the Lake of Colour is all about bringing people together across the country and what better way to do that than over wine? You’ll be immersed in all things Rioja, with wine blending, tapas and live music – but it’s only around for four days so make sure you cancel any plans you have currently, the date can wait. They’ll be hosting Blend Your […]
It’s time for round 2, but this time it’s official; Saturday 11th June is the Queen’s official 90th birthday, following on from her actual birthday back in April. If it all sounds a bit confusing, don’t worry, all you need to know is where to head for Coronation chicken, scones and doggy street parties, and you’ll find it all below.
Summer appears to be in full swing which means no more evenings tucked away in a dark, smelly cinema; the projectors are seeing the light of day, blankets are getting an outing and we are all getting a little bit more cultured as we venture outside for screenings of cult classics, future favourites and talks, workshops and exhibitions at the Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House. Boasting London’s largest screen (a stat many cinemas are keen to claim but that is actually true) and not one but three UK premieres, the two week long stint in one of our favourite […]
Going outside with the turbulent weather may seem unappealing at the moment but when it finally sorts itself out we have just the place to head to. Sea Containers at Mondrian London on the South Bank is launching their Hamptons inspired summer terrace today where guests can partake in some al fresco dining whilst overlooking the Thames. The plant filled terrace will have a Hamptons’ beach club feel to it with white picket fencing, a wooden decked seating area and retractable sunshades. Guests will be able to sip on plenty of Perrier-Jouët Champagne and rosé wine well into the night when the terrace will be […]
The British summer social calendar is pretty impressive; it’s a season of sport, art, culture, picnics and Champagne – we would add sun but you never can be quite sure. From polo and rowing to opera and racing, the British summer is certainly a busy one and whilst we try to get to many as we can, we’re quite happy with an edible journey. Recently launched, The Four Seasons new afternoon tea is just that: a journey through British summertime. Created by Executive Chef Romuald Feger and Executive Pastry Chef Loic Carbonnet, the tea begins with summer sandwiches made from […]
If you didn’t know this week has been National BBQ Week and whilst the weather might not have you rushing outside and lighting up the barbie, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out. If you aren’t brave enough to face the weather/don’t know how to bbq /can’t be bothered then head to one of London’s great barbecue restaurants – here are some of the classics:
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